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Grant Park Conservancy

330 South Michigan #1505

Chicago, IL 60604

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Grant Park Conservancy in the Press

We love our Chicago thunderstorms, except when they take our trees (Chicago Tribune)

Hope springs eternal, but garden needs cash (Chicago Tribune)

After Las Vegas Shooting, Live Music Organizers Look Cautiously Forward (Rolling Stone)

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting (Columbia Chronicle)

Gunman Researched Lollapalooza in Months Before Vegas Massacre: Sources (NBC5 News)

'F--- Columbus' Scrawled On Statue By Masked Men, Neighbors Say (DNAinfo)

Roller Hockey Could Be Coming To Grant Park 03/06/2017 (DNAinfo)

Grant Park 'Labyrinth' Pitched To Help Visitors Find Peace 03/03/2017 (DNAinfo)


Here's What Grant Park's Proposed 'Outdoor Gym' Might Look Like 12/14/2016 (DNAinfo)


36,000-Square-Foot Outdoor Gym Proposed for Grant Park 12/08/2016 (DNAinfo)

'Urban Buddha' gets a Grant Park transplant 11/22/2016 (Forest Park Review)

Cubs to pay $388,000 for repairs to Grant Park after World Series victory rally 11/23/2016 (Chicago Tribune)

Cubs To Shell Out 388K To Repair Grant Park After World Series Rally 11/23/2016 (Chicagoist)

Cubs To Pay Nearly $400K To Repair Grant Park After Championship Rally 11/23/2016 (DNAinfo)

Is This Chicago's Most Dangerous Water Fountain? 10/25/2016 (DNAinfo)

 

'Urban Buddha' Sculpture Lands In Grant Park 10/25/2016 (DNAinfo)

 

Cost to restore Grant Park after Lollapalooza exceeds $450,000 09/13/2016 (Chicago Tribune)

Cost To Fix Grant Park After Lollapalooza Nearly Doubles This Year 09/13/2016 (CBS)

It Cost Over $400K To Fix Grant Park After Lollapalooza 09/13/2016 (Chicagoist)

Lollapalooza's Grant Park Repair Costs Way Up From Last Year 09/13/2016 (DNAinfo)

Extra-Long Lollapalooza Not That Bad For Grant Park, Parks Leader Says 08/04/2016 (DNAinfo)

Obamas pick Jackson Park for presidential library site 07/27/2016 (Crain's Chicago)

Fitbit welcomed over 700 people on Saturday at Grant Park 07/19/2016 (Grant Park Conservancy)

Buddha is about to get a new meditation spot — a downtown skate park 06/03/2016 (Chicago Tribune)

Outdoor gym proposed for Grant Park near Balbo and Columbus 05/04/2016 (Gazette Chicago)

 

Grant Park welcomes its own TEDx series! 04/22/2016 (Grant Park Conservancy)

 

NFL Draft Town Returning to Grant Park with Big Attractions in Store 04/01/2016 (Grant Park Conservancy)

 

100 Brewers Come to Grant Park Again for Chicago Ale Fest this June 03/15/2016 (Grant Park Conservancy)

 

Delayed one year, the revamped project will seek city approval later this month 04/12/2016 (Curbed Chicago)

 

Maggie Daley Park restaurant to provide public bathrooms and shade 04/15/2016 (Chicago Tribune)

 

Here's What The Newer, Smaller Maggie Daley Park Restaurant Might Look Like 04/13/2016 (DNAinfo)

 

Grant Park's New Attraction Is 80-Foot Piece Designed by Giant Eyeball Guy 01/19/2016 (DNAinfo)

 

Ping Pong Table the Latest Addition to Grant Park 11/10/2015 (DNAinfo)

 

Developer's Site Hints at a Rafael Vinoly Designed Tower for the South Loop 8/25/2015 (Curbed Chicago)

 

Lollapalooza to pay $200,000-plus to fix Grant Park 8/14/2015 (RedEye)

 

NFL Draft Returning To Chicago In 2016 8/11/2015 (Chicago Tribune)

 

Helmut Jahn designing tower planned for South Michigan Avenue 8/6/2015 (Crain's Chicago Business)

 

Found near death in Grant Park, a loner pit bull has a new best friend 8/5/2015 (Chicago Tribune)

 

Lollapalooza Draws 300,000 To Chicago 8/5/2015 (Billboard)

 

Chicago Lakefront Kiosks Bringing Pop-Up Architecture To The City This Fall 8/5/2015 (Curbed Chicago)

 

Field Museum Wants To Remove, Replace Trees, But Grant Park Group Not Happy 7/30/2015 (DNAinfo)

 

Lollapalooza Brings In Millions For City Of Chicago 7/29/2015 (NBC Chicago)

 

There's Still A Wait For Maggie Daley Park's Resturant 7/29/2015 (DNAinfo)

 

Dog Owners Miffed at Maggie Daley Park Ban Thrown A Bone 7/29/2015 (DNAinfo)

 

Tree-Huggers Give Lollapalooza Rave Reviews 7/29/2015 (CBS Chicago)

 

Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park This Weekend 7/29/2015 (CBS Chicago)

 

From Lollapalooza to NFL draft, high-profile events paying off for Chicago 7/25/2015 (Chicago Tribune)

 

Differing views on Maggie Daley Park restaurant 7/2/2015 (Gazette)

 

Mountain Dew Skate Tour Takes Shape In Grant Park 6/18/2015 (DNAinfo)

 

U-Haul Destination No. 2: Chicago Nets Best Ranking Since 2007 6/3/2015

 

Civil War Widows, General Logan & Why We Celebrate Memorial Day 5/25/2015

 

Downtown Group Corrals Businesses to Whip Planters into Shape 5/21/2015 (DNAinfo)

 

NFL DRAFT FESTIVITIES A BIG HIT IN GRANT PARK 5/2/2015 (ABC)

 

150 years ago, Lincoln's body arrived in Chicago 5/1/2015 (Chicago Sun Times

 

Dew Tour, BMX and skateboarding competition, could come to Grant Park 4/15/2015 (Redeye)

 

Mountain Dew Skate Tour Set to Kick Off in Grant Park This Summer 4/15/2015 (DNAinfo)

 

Maggie Daley Park Climbing Walls Nearing Completion 4/6/2015 (CBS)

 

WORK BEGINS ON NEW WASHINGTON/WABASH CTA STATION 3/15/2015 (ABC)

 

Construction Nearly Complete on The 606 3/25/215 (WTTW)

 

With Spring Comes the Countdown to the New Riverwalk 3/20/2015 (Curbed Chicago)

 

$350 million Superloop streetcar system being studied 3/5/2015 (Gazette)

 

Skate season winds down, even as the cold wears on 3/1/2015 (Chicago Tribune)

 

Maggie Daley Park restaurant renderings revealed 2/27/2015 (Redeye)

 

Maggie's at the Park, Maggie Daley Park Restaurant, Previewed in New Images 2/27/2015 (DNAinfo)

 

Negotiations Underway for Maggie Daley Park Dog Ban 'Compromise': Official 2/27/2015 (DNAinfo)

 

New Maggie Daley Park Restaurant Concept Has Trees Growing Through the Dining Room 2/27/2105 (Curbed Chicago)

 

Chicago's history of museums in the parks 2/19/2015 (Tribune)

 

Park Leader Wants Game-Changing Maggie Daley Park Restaurant 1/29/2015

 

Chicagoans voice concern over Maggie Daley Park dog ban 1/28/2015

 

Park District Reaffirms Dog Ban At Maggie Daley Park 1/28/2015

 

Meeting draws sharp debate over dog ban at Maggie Daley Park 1/28/2015

 

Dogs Could Still Have Their Day at Maggie Daley Park 1/28/2015

 

Dog Ban 'Alternatives', Maggie Daley Restaurant To Be Discussed at Meeting 1/27/2015

 

Chicago Ale Fest Bringing 100 Craft Brewers To Massive Grant Park Event 1/15/2015

 

Park District Approves Maggie Daley Park Restaurant Permit 1/14/2015

 

Park District Nears Deal for Maggie Daley Park Restaurant 1/12/15

 

Maggie Daley Ice Ribbon Zamboni Tweets Warn of Long Waits for Resurfacing  1/2/2015

 

What Happens to Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon When It Warms Up? 12/15/2014

 

Hundreds attend Maggie Daley Park ribbon-cutting 12/13/2014

 

Maggie Daley ice skating ribbon, playground opens Saturday 12/11/2014

 

No Dogs Allowed in Maggie Daley Park When it Opens 12/10/2014

 

No dogs allowed in Maggie Daley Park 12/11/2014

 

Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon opens Saturday 12/8/2014

 

Grab Your Board! Grant Park Skate Park Opening Saturday 12/4/2014

 

Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon Nearly Complete 11/26/2014

 

Free admission for Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon; $12 skate rental 11/20/2014

 

How to get a public skate park built 11/18/2014

 

City plans to open $2.7 million skate park in Grant Park 11/17/2014

 

Lollapalooza's final tab for fixing Grant Park: $260,544 11/10/2014

 

Grant Park Skate Park Not Ready Yet, But Skateboarders Break It In at Night  11/5/2014

 

THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR HOCKEY ARENA 11/3/2014

 

Would-be Chicago Spire developers lose coveted property 11/3/2014

 

Say Good-Bye to the Chicago Spire? 11/3/2014

 

Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon set to open this winter 10/22/2014

 

Public weighs in on Museum Campus plan 10/22/2014

 

Public input sought on Museum Campus plan 10/21/2014

 

Museum Campus Transit Plan Ideas Include Street Car System, Ticket Kiosks 10/13/2014

 

Fight Over Grant Park Tennis Courts Gets Ugly 10/8/2014

 

26.2 miles through Chicago: Interactive marathon map 10/7/2014

 

Museum Campus planning meeting set for Oct. 21st 10/7/2014

 

When the pope came to Chicago 10/4/2014

 

Update on Maggie Daley Park: Key Attractions Taking Shape 9/30/2014

 

Art Institute is the world's best museum 9/19/2014

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Could Open 'Route 66 Museum' at New Loop Park 9/16/2014

 

Chicago Park District Board expands smoking ban to parks, harbors 9/11/2014

 

Savor Good Food, Beer And Wine At Savour 9/2/2014

 

Grant Park's New Skate Park is Beginning to Take Shape 9/2/2014

 

Lollapalooza rains cause $266,000 in turf damage to Grant Park 8/13/2014

 

Lollapalooza Damage Will Cost Promoters $266K, Take Weeks To Fix 8/13/2014

 

Repairs to Grant Park after Lollapalooza could cost $266,000 8/13/2014

 

Park Advocate: Lollapalooza Mess At Grant Park Not As Bad As 2011 8/4/2014

 

The muddy post-Lollapalooza cleanup begins 8/4/2014

 

Lollapalooza organizers say mudbath damage 'more' than last year 8/4/2014

 

City breaks ground on skateboard park 8/1/2014

 

Parks Advocate: Lollapalooza Has Paid Dividends To City, Neighborhoods 8/1/2014

 

LOLLAPALOOZA MARKS 10 YEARS IN CHICAGO 7/30/2014

 

A bank set up on public land in Grant Park—what's next? 7/22/2014

 

The Five Most Anticipated New Parks Chicagoans Can't Wait For 7/15/2014

 

Grant Park: Chicago’s front yard gets a face lift, amenities 7/4/2014

 

PNC Pop-up Bank Doesn't Belong in Grant Park, Neighbors Say 6/30/2014

 

Don't Forget About Grant Park's *Other* New Park 6/19/2014

 

Grant Park Conservancy Seeks Ideas to Replace Old Skate Park 6/18/2014

 

Trotter Project to promote famed chef's ideals 6/12/2014 

 

Roosevelt Road Bike Lane Construction Kicks Off 6/6/2014

 

Northerly Island's 'Amazing' Redo Sneak Peek: Hills, Mini-Lake in Place 6/5/2014

 

Work to begin on Grant Park skate park 6/2/2014

 

'Litter Gardens,' Chipped Paint Downtown Could Hurt Local Business 4/30/2014

 

Foam blocks form hilly landscape at Maggie Daley Park site 4/13/2014

 

13-year-old boy charged in Grant Park tagging 4/8/2014

 

Boy, 13, charged with defacing 18 Grant Park statues 4/8/2014

 

Teen Charged With Defacing Statues In Grant Park 4/8/2014

 

13-year-old boy charged with defacing statues in Grant Park 4/8/2014

 

Skateboard park on track before TIF funds expire 4/5/2014

 

Vandals Target 18 Chicago Statues 4/5/2014

 

Faceless statues in Grant Park hit by graffit 4/5/2014

 

Faceless statues in Grant Park hit with graffiti 4/5/2014

 

Taggers Deface Statues In Grant Park Art Installation 4/5/2014

 

Vandals hit 18 statues in Grant Park with graffiti 4/5/2014

 

Vandals Target 18 Chicago Statues 4/6/2014

 

Grant Park statues hit by graffiti 4/6/2014

 

Maggie Daley Park Will Boast More Trees, More Diverse Species 4/1/2014

 

Chicago Crowdsources Skate Park 3/21/2014

 

DuSable Park to Get Calatrava-Designed Redo Under Revived Spire Plan 3/17/2014

 

New Renderings Reveal Grant Park's Latest Skate Park Design 3/11/2014

 

Grant Park Plan Calls For Smaller Skate Park & 1,000 Trees 3/6/2014

 

Grant Park Skate Park Team Unveils New, Scaled-Back Redesign 3/5/2014

 

Music lineup, street closures, security measures for Lollapalooza 2013 2/24/2013

 

FIRST LOOK: Maggie Daley Park Field House Images Showcase Swanky Redesign 2/24/2014

 

Grant Park Skate Park Gets $1.5M Pledge from Rahm after Plea from Advocates 2/20/2014

 

Grant Park skateboard rink needs TIF funding 2/7/2014

 

A COTTONTAIL QUANDARy: CHICAGO'S RABBIT PROBLEM 11/21/2013

 

Grant Park To Get New Fountain Thanks to $6M Gift in Civil War Hero's Honor 11/20/2013

 

City Mulling New Tree-Lined, Protected Bike Path for Roosevelt Road 11/20/2013

 

Geofoam Helps Mold the Construction of Chicago’s New Downtown Maggie Daley Park 10/29/2013

 

Construction of Maggie Daley Park hits halfway mark 10/27/2013

 

Northerly Island concert pavilion may get major expansion 10/15/2013

 

Chopin Monument in Chicago

 

Officials push for dog park 7/16/2013

 

Borders Installation in Solti Garden 8/7/2013 

 

Icelandic Artist Brings 26 Life-Sized Sculptures to Solti Garden in Grant Park  7/31/2013

 

Building a better park through sound 6/28/2013

 

Grant Park Skate Park First Look: Images of Early Plans for 3-Acre Project 6/27/2013

 

Buckingham Fountain Turned On For Season 5/2/2013

 

Charter One Pavilion to get massive lawn seating  3/19/2013

 

Plans to expand concert pavilion at Northerly Island 3/19/2013

 

Skateboard plan for Chicago's lakefront Grant Park 3/3/2013

 

Park district rolling out plans for permanent skate area in Grant Park 2/22/2013

 

Trees being cleared from a corner of Grant Park 11/12/2012

 

North Grant Park construction prep begins 9/19/2012

 

Mayor Emanuel announces park in north Grant Park to be named Maggie Daley Park 8/27/2012

 

Mayor Emanuel Names New Downtown Park in Honor of Maggie Daley 8/25/2012

 

Lollapalooza promoters pay $150K for Grant Park clean-up 8/22/2012

 

Lollapalooza Cleanup Less Expensive than Last Year 8/20/2012

 

Lollapalooza left Grant Park a muddy mess, clean-up continues 8/13/2012

 

Grant Park watchdogs and Lollapalooza hype; Boone talks music and the Cultural Plan 7/30/2012

 

More fences, better security for Lollapalooza 7/27/2012

 

Protect your garden, without losing your hare 5/7/2012

 

Hope springs eternal, but garden needs cash 4/1/2012

 

Parkways gifts to fund Grant Park garden, S. Side soccer field 3/27/2012

 

Chicago Park District reveals final plans for North Grant Park redo 1/27/2012

 

20-acre Grant Park site to feature hills, climbing areas, skate ‘ribbon’ 1/25/2012

 

North Grant Park plans unveiled 12/7/2011

 

Children’s Museum Not Coming to Grant Park 8/27/2011

 

Repairing Grant Park Post-Lolla: Waiting Is the Hardest Park 8/19/2011

 

Lollapalooza took Grant Park by storm, left it wrecked 8/9/2011

 

Rain, Lollapalooza Leave Grant Park a Mess 8/9/2011

 

Grant Park grass, fieldhouse addressed 8/7/2011

 

Grant Park makeover coming 8/3/2011

 

Grant Park paying for 270 new trees with money from Lollapalooza 7/20/2011

 

Farmers market may come to Grant Park in South Loop 4/21/2011

 

Children’s Museum May Never Come To Grant Park 4/4/2011

 

Children’s Museum’s move to Grant Park looking less likely 4/3/2011

 

Officials to unveil plan for nature sanctuary and park on Northerly Island 11/27/2010

 

Buckingham Fountain project waits for funding 5/26/2010

 

$5 million memorial to Daniel Burnham is backed 5/20/2010

 

Daley’s plan has ’em drinking up along the lake 4/14/2010

 

What Oprah's Departure Means for the Windy City 11/26/2009

 

Northerly direction 11/9/2009

 

Chicago architect wins competition for Burnham memorial 7/8/2009

 

Chicago 2016 meets with Grant Park residents, hears concerns 4/2/2009

 

Local architects plan an eco-bridge to complete Burnham's plan 1/29/2009

 

New link planned for Millennium, Grant Parks 12/21/2008

 

Cost of Obama rally could top $2 million 10/24/2008

 

Grant Park: Sir Georg Solti Garden 9/1/2008

 

Park activists aim to bridge fountain, Queen's Landing for pedestrians 8/10/2008

 

Sure, it's Grant Park, but how green is it? 3/1/2008

 

Spire plans raise hopes for neglected park space 2/18/2007

 

Skyscraper projects booming in Chicago 6/26/2006

 

Skyscrapers booming in city where the term was born 6/24/2006

 

Chicago, Under Siege by Geese, May Add Dogs, Shrubs to Arsenal 3/23/2006

 

Geese wearing out their welcome in Grant Park 3/10/2006

 

New vision for Grant Park 2/5/2006

 

Grant Park coming out of the shadows 2/5/2006

 

O, you lucky dogs, this is Bark Ave. 2/22/2005

 

Two more things to wine about 3/19/2005

 

Land near Grant Park gains attention 3/15/2004

 

Grant Park closes in on dog run site 10/8/2004

 

Rabbits plundering plants in Grant Park 4/20/2003

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Grant Park Conservancy

330 South Michigan #1505

Chicago, IL 60604

boboneill@grantparkconservancy.com

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